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    1. Member Bierce IV's Avatar
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      04-06-2012 11:31 AM #1
      Ok so long story short im finally leaving static for bags, But before i order everything i want to make sure i have everything and i have a few questions.
      But first here's some test fits of the wheels:

      DSC_0440 by Bierce IV, on Flickr


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      Here is the order list: I would like to go with the V2 kit from bagriders.

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      Now on to the questions:
      Will the ecs wheel centering plates work with bags? And this will be my daily driver, should i stay with the single 444c? Or should i get dual. And should i bother with a trap? I have read that some leak more than actually collecting water. And what else should i get while buying everything? I just want to be sure of everything so i can order ASAP, and do it all right the first time. Oh and the names DJ. Thanks
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      04-06-2012 11:41 AM #2
      you should deff get a water trap.and i daily drive my mk4 and i have 444 single compressor and it does fine

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      04-06-2012 11:47 AM #3
      this one should work fine correct? And would air line size would be best?
      http://bagriders.com/modlab/products...ATER-TRAP.html
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      04-06-2012 12:01 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by Bierce IV View Post
      this one should work fine correct? And would air line size would be best?
      http://bagriders.com/modlab/products...ATER-TRAP.html
      i have the neumatics water trap and it works just fine for me. i cant say about the parker or avs traps but my friend has the smc and i like mine better.

      and i have 1/4 its not fast and its not slow. but you can always go with bigger lines and get flow control

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      04-07-2012 10:02 PM #5
      I have a small bit of experience to share with water traps. I don't have any in my system and last night I had to pull the tank out (subwoofer died, tank is attached to sub enclosure). I got about 1/2 pint of water out of the tank. I've been on a roadtrip the past couple weeks and have laid down over 4000 miles. My trunk is full of crap so I didn't drain it like usual. Not very much water but I think I'll be looking for a place to put a water trap now. Like everything in this world (the VW world that is..), you learn as you go. I have an automatic water trap on my plasma cutter back home, I wonder if that'll work..
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      04-07-2012 10:07 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Bierce IV View Post
      this one should work fine correct? And would air line size would be best?
      http://bagriders.com/modlab/products...ATER-TRAP.html
      That one will work fine and the compressors leader line will thread directly into it (granted you plan on running the trap between the compressor and tank)

      I'd reccommend 3/8" lines. I think the v2 with 3/8" lines achieves the perfect air up/down speed

      If you go with 1/4" lines and it ends up being too slow.. You are stuck having to run new lines. If you go bigger and it's too quick for you you could always just add flow controls.
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      04-08-2012 12:35 AM #7
      thanks for the advise guys, and ill just run the bigger lines in the first place, id rather do it right the first time around. Starting to work on the trunk layout. I will post picts with updates. Wait till you see my theme
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      04-08-2012 12:41 PM #8
      What do you guys think? i like the wheels i rebuilt, but there is suck a gap, and i dont want to have to pull my fenders THAT much to make it sit between the lip.

      Heres the specs:
      17x9.5 all around
      56mm offset
      33mm adapter rear, 38mm rear
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      04-08-2012 08:19 PM #9
      Oh sh**, it's about get hot up in hurr
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      04-08-2012 10:25 PM #10
      haha, what do you guys think? Try it with current RS's, or trade for futuras and $$
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      04-24-2012 08:06 PM #11
      sorry for the delays guys. Got extremely busy but im ready to order the kit. But im still stuck between analog and the v2. I would like to take advantage of the sale, but which would you guys say for a DD.
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    12. 04-24-2012 09:53 PM #12
      go v2 if you have the $.
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      04-24-2012 09:55 PM #13
      well right now with the sale the analog actually cost more with everything lol
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      04-24-2012 11:47 PM #14
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      go v2 if you have the $.
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      04-25-2012 10:34 AM #15
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      go v2 if you have the $.
      If you have the money go e level. I have v2 and wish I would have gotten e-level
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      04-27-2012 07:59 PM #17
      Let the prep begin.

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    18. 04-27-2012 11:21 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by tmg1991 View Post
      If you have the money go e level. I have v2 and wish I would have gotten e-level
      I don't understand why you wish you went e-level. I have v2 and its great. E level is a hassle from what I hear.
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      04-30-2012 12:17 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by MarkiVman View Post
      I don't understand why you wish you went e-level. I have v2 and its great. E level is a hassle from what I hear.
      i like v2. but elevel is just way nice. its not pressure based its height based. so so you have a friend get it. it automatically adjust to the preset height. with v2 itll adjust but it will not be the same height you had it before your friend got in.

      to me it just seems way worth the extra cash to get it. IMO

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      05-02-2012 06:47 PM #20
      Why not lol.

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      Still deciding on trunk setup, i think i want to keep the spare (soon to be another RS)
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      05-02-2012 06:55 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Bierce IV View Post
      Why not lol.

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      Still deciding on trunk setup, i think i want to keep the spare (soon to be another RS)

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      05-03-2012 05:48 PM #22
      Hey any way if could use to power wires from the sub that i used to have? Just swap out the fuse?
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      05-04-2012 10:40 PM #23
      trunk setup and false floor is about done, i will take pictures when its cleaned. Also, new ideas for the exterior, time to get creative once again and stop following the "vortex image"
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      05-05-2012 12:35 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Bierce IV View Post
      Hey any way if could use to power wires from the sub that i used to have? Just swap out the fuse?
      Just run a separate power line, cause its just easier and I would rather have separate fuses for the amps and compressors so that if one blows you can figure out which one is messed up.
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      05-05-2012 05:29 PM #25
      gotcha, and i meant that i just have the amp wires, i disconnected the sub so the wires are just chilling there. Found out there 8 gauge so its a no go anyays
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      05-05-2012 08:14 PM #26
      Will the ecs wheel centering plates work with bags?
      These are more for static cars.... go with IDF Drop Plates

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      05-05-2012 08:17 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Markg813 View Post
      These are more for static cars.... go with IDF Drop Plates
      What mark said. And plus the ecs ones look super sketch compared to the idf drop plates
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      05-05-2012 10:40 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by tmg1991 View Post
      What mark said. And plus the ecs ones look super sketch compared to the idf drop plates
      What Trevor said.

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      05-06-2012 12:47 PM #29
      Yeah I was looking at those, but quick question. Does it matter of both compressors are hooked unto the same side of the tank, or do they have to be on the opposite? Im trying to get the false floor done today
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      05-06-2012 01:18 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by Bierce IV View Post
      Yeah I was looking at those, but quick question. Does it matter of both compressors are hooked unto the same side of the tank, or do they have to be on the opposite? Im trying to get the false floor done today
      it doesnt matter. but i feel like it wouldnt fill up as fast as it should going through one line into the tank

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      05-06-2012 02:03 PM #31
      no im running 2 lines and watertraps, i meant like as in if both lines ran into the ports next to eachother on the left side of the tank instead of both ends
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      05-06-2012 05:23 PM #32
      Just a rough idea i worked on, still gotta add some more wood. haha

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      05-06-2012 05:59 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by Bierce IV View Post
      no im running 2 lines and watertraps, i meant like as in if both lines ran into the ports next to eachother on the left side of the tank instead of both ends
      Oh yeah that's fine!
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      05-15-2012 10:31 PM #34
      Long story short, got it all in, Still couldnt get the damn strut seated in the knuckle. Drove off a 4x6 nothing moved, so i backed it up and the strut spun and this happened.


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      Whose got ideas to get those in WITHOUT grinding the protective coating out.
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      05-16-2012 12:19 AM #35
      Sorry can't quite tell what happened, did your tire peel off your rim?

      And you put the car down with the strut halfway in the spindle?? If so you are crazy/stupid, sorry to say. The weight of the car will cause the strut to bind and will actually prevent it from sliding down into the spindle.

      My suggestion still stands, 3/4" COLD chisel pounded in 90% of the way, lube, jack under car

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